>sit in lecture
>have trouble following the material and keeping up with everyone
>feel like a retard
>sit down on my own and understand everything at a much slower pace
>still get A's and 95%+'s on tests
>professors have been surprised at my scores in the past
I don't know if I am smart or stupid
I'd rather be able to do what i do while sat in lecture, then I wouldn't be wasting my free time doing this.
That said, I end up understanding things way more than other people in my lectures who seem to get every professor called question right
Man my learning is painfully slow. Lectures are a waste of time for me basically because I only grasp fragments and I let myself fall behind because doing problems just takes me so damn long.
Must be a retard.
I have the same problem man, worst is when I have multiple courses at once I can handle it but it takes a ton of time, when I drop one the rest just seems to fill that. I dont know what the fuck it is either.
i always skipped lecture and got As. ive always had autodidactic tendencies and some of those college fuckface professors just cant grasp that. some get extremely pissed off. to top that off this was the early 00s and was still wearing really baggy pants and graffiti shirts. baseball LA hat on. backwards. lol. would get dirty looks and looks as if i was cheating. had TAs stand right over me in lecture exams and follow me from station to station during lab exams. it would always pissthem off when they wpuld look over to the TA at the end of the exam to hopefull get a 'yes he was cheating nod' only to always get a no nod. lol. i even had a substitute for an exam tell me 'ive heard about you' followed by a condecendng look.
fuck them. i dont need you fuckers!
C'mon anon, the "Science and Math" title is just a cover so the other boards think we're smart. Everyone knows /sci/ is really "Smart-But-Lazy Posting, Degree (That You Haven't Earned Yet) Dickwaving, and IQ Bragging".
Always been kinda smart guy in high school and went to uni in uk (from eastern europe). It's been 1.5yr since I moved and still got muh difficulties due to learning in english.
Im catching up alone, spamming lecturers and getting decent grades, yet rarely can answer any question during lecture. I dunno, it's like hearing my native lang. naturally creates images in my head. English I have to firstly consciously interpret, if the speech's complex.
One of my mates is like this.
He needs help with almost every problem in the book, constantly asks questions, after every lecture, he stays for 20 minutes to ask the lecturer questions.
But he constantly gets 95% on every test.
Do you also do other things at a slower pace, or fewer "activities" overall than others?
Are you, or have you been, depressed in the past?
It may be psychomotor retardation.
I only discovered this recently, but it explains the last fifteen years of my life.